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Getting around Carlsbad safely and conveniently  

Traffic and mobility are always top of mind for the City of Carlsbad, and the city is committed to helping everyone get around the city in a safe and convenient way, whether by foot, car, bike or public transit.

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Archived News

  •  Traffic projects to be discussedOn Monday, June 5, the Traffic & Mobility Commission will meet to discuss several traffic safety projects and initiatives related to improving how people get around Carlsbad in whatever way they want to do that, whether that’s by driving, biking, walking or using public transportation.06/02/2023 9:43 AM
  •  Carlsbad Boulevard pedestrian improvementsConstruction is underway on Carlsbad Boulevard at the pedestrian crossing in front of the Army and Navy Academy (between Mountain View Drive and Cypress Avenue) for an improvement project that will enhance visibility and safety for those crossing the street, as well as for bicyclists.05/31/2023 9:30 AM
  • Hands-on bike safety classThe City of Carlsbad, in partnership with the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, has scheduled a new City Cycling Class to provide an opportunity for hands-on bike safety training.05/25/2023 4:09 PM
  •  Traffic safety emergency extendedEarlier this week, the City Council extended the local traffic safety emergency for another 60 days, while we continue to implement programs addressing the “three E’s” of traffic safety - Education, Engineering and Enforcement.05/19/2023 10:59 AM
  •  Bike Anywhere Day – May 18The City of Carlsbad is hosting a pit stop next Thursday, May 18 for Bike Anywhere Day, a regionwide event for commuters, students, families or someone new to biking, to get out and enjoy biking for transportation, recreation and leisure.05/10/2023 5:21 PM
  •  Cambios propuestos para Tyler StreetCambios propuestos para Tyler Street. Queremos saber su opinión. La ciudad de Carlsbad busca aportes de la comunidad sobre opciones para mejorar la seguridad y la conectividad en Tyler Street, desde Oak Avenue hasta Chestnut Avenue.05/05/2023 12:00 PM
  •  Give input: Tyler Street improvementsThe City of Carlsbad is seeking community feedback on options to improve safety and connectivity on Tyler Street, between Oak Avenue and Chestnut Avenue.05/04/2023 5:53 PM
  •  Bike to School Day in CarlsbadAs families across the country rode their bikes to school this morning to celebrate National Bike to School Day, the City of Carlsbad, Jefferson Elementary School and the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition teamed up to encourage safety locally.05/02/2023
  •  Carlsbad Blvd and Tamarack intersectionThe Traffic & Mobility Commission voted April 3 to put this project on its May agenda with the goal of providing a recommendation to the City Council. When the commission first reviewed the options Feb. 6, their discussion did not result in a City Council recommendation.04/27/2023 5:12 PM
  •  Traffic & Mobility Commission – May 1On Monday, the Traffic & Mobility Commission will meet to discuss a traffic safety project and its work plan for next fiscal year.04/27/2023 5:03 PM
  •  SR-78 closure and traffic updateCaltrans crews continue to work 24/7 on emergency repairs to State Route 78, repairing underground culverts caused by this winter’s heavy rains. Thankfully, the weather has been cooperating the last couple of weeks, allowing for substantial progress.04/20/2023 4:14 PM
  •  February collision summaryAt a recent Traffic & Mobility Commission meeting, the Carlsbad Police Department shared preliminary traffic safety data from February. The report is just a snapshot of one month, but it highlights why it’s so important to drive safely, slow down and remove distractions.04/14/2023 11:10 AM
  •  Traffic emergency extendedOn Tuesday, March 21, the Carlsbad City Council received an update on the city’s response to the local traffic safety emergency, including the latest data on injury collisions. By law, cities that declare a local emergency must revisit the situation at least every 60 days.03/24/2023 5:20 PM
  •  Avenida Encinas improvements approvedOn Tuesday, the City Council approved plans for Avenida Encinas, between the Poinsettia Regional Transit Station to Carlsbad Boulevard, that will safely accommodate all modes of travel and improve access and connectivity as part of the Coastal Rail Trail, a 44-mile regional bikeway that is planned03/15/2023 1:52 PM
  •  Hands-on bike safety classesThe City of Carlsbad, in partnership with the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, is hosting a series of traffic safety workshops and trainings. The next ones are focused on safe bike and e-biking riding.03/15/2023 1:43 PM
  •  School traffic safety partnershipsAs part of the City of Carlsbad’s ongoing traffic safety efforts, the city is partnering with local schools to raise awareness of the rules of the road. Through these partnerships, students of all ages are learning how to stay safe on the road.03/07/2023 4:41 PM
  •  South Carlsbad Boulevard improvementsAs part of the City of Carlsbad’s ongoing work to balance the needs of all roadway users, you may notice some changes to the lanes on southbound Carlsbad Boulevard from Manzano Drive to Island Way starting today.03/07/2023 3:43 PM
  •  Traffic projects to be discussedOn Monday, city staff will discuss several traffic safety related projects with the Traffic & Mobility Commission.03/03/2023 3:34 PM
  •  3 ways to drive safely in a stormAs we brace for this weekend’s winter storm, the City of Carlsbad is sharing advice from the National Weather Service to avoid travel unless it’s absolutely necessary.02/24/2023 12:41 PM
  •  Free traffic safety classesThe City of Carlsbad, in partnership with the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and Circulate San Diego, is hosting a series of free traffic safety workshops and trainings. The first one is Thursday, Feb. 9, 6 – 7 p.m. on Zoom.02/09/2023 10:14 AM